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NetConnect

Format

netconnect server_name, port_number
netconnect ( server_name, port_number )
netconnect socket_number, server_name, port_number
netconnect ( socket_number, server_name, port_number )

Description

Open a network connection (client) to a server. The IP address or host name of a server are specified in the server_name argument, and the specific network port number in the port_number argument. If socket_number is not specified socket number zero (0) will be used.

Example

Open two instances of BASIC-256 on a single computer. Paste the “server” code into one and the “client” code into the other. Run the server first and the client second. You can see how the messages are sent back and forth between the two different processes.

Server Code

# get a message and send back success
print "wait for connection on " + netaddress()
netlisten 9997
print "got connection"
do
   while not netdata
      pause .1
      print ".";
   end while
   n$ = netread
   print n$
   netwrite "I got '" + n$ + "'."
until n$ = "end"
netclose

will display (where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the IPv4 address of your computer)

wait for connection on xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
got connection
.1 Hi There
....2 Hi There
........3 Hi There
..........4 Hi There
.....5 Hi There
.......6 Hi There
....7 Hi There
..........8 Hi There
....9 Hi There
.....10 Hi There
.end

Client Code

# have the user enter a message and send it to the server
input "enter message?", m$
netconnect "127.0.0.1", 9997
for t = 1 to 10
   pause rand
   netwrite t + " " + m$
   print netread
next t
netwrite "end"
print netread
netclose

will display

enter message?Hi There
I got '1 Hi There'.
I got '2 Hi There'.
I got '3 Hi There'.
I got '4 Hi There'.
I got '5 Hi There'.
I got '6 Hi There'.
I got '7 Hi There'.
I got '8 Hi There'.
I got '9 Hi There'.
I got '10 Hi There'.
I got 'end'.

See Also

New To Version

0.9.6.31

el/netconnect.txt · Last modified: 2016/01/01 22:39 (external edit)